Mission Statement

We believe in challenging the boundaries of traditional education and in liberating the innate greatness in people.

Bryan graduates are prepared with the knowledge and practical, productive skills that lead directly to high demand professional careers.  They are preferred by employers because they are dedicated, intelligent and immediately productive in the work place.  Bryan enjoys a position within the higher education spectrum that is unique, respected, enviable and worthy of emulation.

Our mission is a commitment to our students. And that commitment is all about students taking the high road to success. We like to think of this road as the Bryan University Pathway. Along this pathway students experience key drivers that impact their future:  Vision, Focus, Acceleration and Triumph. The end result is a leadership education unlike any other.

Clear Vision. At the forefront of our vision is the self-imposed requirement that students receive an evolutionary, experiential education that truly puts them in front of the line.  We’ve developed specific strategies with innovative execution to bring this vision to life.

Precise Focus. We’ve honed our focus to ensure the highest level of learning using multimedia, real-time interactive coaching environments. We are leading the evolution of higher education with state-of-the-art, online classrooms.

Accelerate Learning.  We deliver an accelerated learning environment via curricula that leads directly to high demand, practical, productive and highly paid skills. We’re empowering students to learn according to their unique capacities and speed by focusing on individualized learning styles, reinforcement loops, and dashboard feedback.

Triumph Together. When our students succeed, we succeed. We’re connecting students to a truly world-class faculty comprised of people who are leaders and pioneers in their fields. Bryan understands that we’re all in this together.

When the pathway is clear, success follows. From admissions through classroom learning and on to productive employment, it’s our mission to provide students all the tools to navigate the pathway and achieve great success.

A longstanding tradition of academic excellence

Bryan College was established in 1940 by Dr. Mildred T. Bryan in central Los Angeles as a stenography school and is one of the oldest such colleges in the United States.  Dr. Bryan initially named the institution Bryan Stenotype School, which started as a one-classroom institution with three students.  Dr. Bryan was a visionary of her time as her drive to train qualified stenographers pushed the development and advancement of the court reporting industry.  Based on Dr. Bryan’s initial vision, the college has grown with a strong core focus on student and employer driven principles of excellence, developing a strong brand image in the legal industry.

In 2005, with a new campus, Bryan College began the process of introducing new degree programs that would support its brand, maintain its legacy, and continue to support its core student and employer focused values.  These new programs aligned well with Bryan’s mission and legacy as they were, and continue to be, selected based on the simple focus of allowing students to gain marketable skills that result in employment. Bryan College is nationally accredited by ACICS, is recognized as a college of distinction and is approved by the Department of Education.

To further differentiate Bryan from other higher learning institutions, Bryan has taken a unique approach to virtual online distance education. As the learning environment has evolved, so too has Bryan with virtual classrooms. Bryan’s Phoenix virtual education production facility produces engaging, interactive coaching environments that help students accelerate and retain knowledge.  Currently, our students attend virtual classrooms from many states.

Most recently, Bryan College became Bryan University as it received university status offering graduate programs in e-Discovery and Health Informatics.  Advisory board members and faculty for these programs include highly recognized leading U.S. industry executives and professionals. Bryan has the foundation to excel and be ranked as a top tier university in its program offerings. Our history dictates that with our focus on students we’ll continue to excel through education for years to come.